PSUK Judo Weekends
The
PSUK Judo committee have had to consider the number of events that we offer in
particular our two National Technical weekends, this has come about from the
dwindling numbers of PSUK members attending, we fully appreciate that time off
and funding are the main challenges, and am sure that if we could return to the
good old days we would have attendance numbering in the 80s, but we know that
is not going to happen. So we are looking at slimming by the considering taking
away one of the weekends and rescheduling the events we host to spread the cost
and leave/time off problem.

What we are considering is moving our prime weekend hosted jointly with the WJA to a
date in the spring leaving the National Championships in late summer/Autumn.
The last Cardiff weekend in Nov had a small amount of PSUK attendees and the
previous spring weekend was no better. By making the suggested changes this
gives you a quality event at each end of the year spreading the cost and
hopefully the burden of your own annual leave/time off. We will make a final decision soon , but to aid that could you please let me have your thoughts either to my email chrishuntejudo@gmail.com
or on our PSUK FB where I have copied this announcement. The events are
for you if cost and time is not the issue in the lack of support then
please tell us, we can make changes to give you want you want. Last year we
wrote to all PSUK members on our circulation list asking what else you would
like to have on your weekends, we received 8 replies out of approximately 200
requests sent out, it would be great to have more this time.
Look
forward to hearing from you
Regards
Chris
Hunt
PSUK
Judo National Committee Member








Congratulations to the British Police Judoka
who medalled at the BJA 2015
National Masters Championships in Walsall
Martin Foster - Gold m6 u100
Fred Itiose - Silver m4 0/100k
Will Halliday - Bronze M2 u73k
Stewart Hyde - Bronze M5 u100
Will Halliday

PSUK National Champions 2015 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL RESULTS
Senior menLadies
u66Gary Cole Dyfed Powys u63Joanne Coull Police Scotland
u73James Lewis Kent u70Kate Harris West Mids
u81Lee Holley Devon & Cornwall 0/70 Lauren Holley Devon & Cornwall
u90John Goodwin GMP
u100 Neil Langworthy SuffolkMasters
o/100'sLewis Brooks Lancashire u90Darren Dean North Wales



0/90Fred ItioseMet




Veterans Kyu
u81 Gary Liddle Surrey u81Grant Cannell
City of London

u90John Goodwin GMP u90Gareth Taylor
GMP

u100 Jamie Roberts North Wales open Jack Dobbinson West Mids
o/100 Fred Itiose Met
openJethro Christie North Wales



The Metropolitan Police Service were our hosts this year held in the
East End Docks area Stewart and Nancy Hyde with the Met judo section
organised a superb event from the hotel accommodation over looking the
river, to the excellent sporting facilities of the local university, with an
unforgettable presentation dinner at a local Italian restaurant.
This year saw some new faces which was encouraging and thankfully a lot
of the old ones ensuring all the categories were well represented.
96 competitors in total with 21 forces represented.-

Graeme and Anne Bayley led a great team of officials with our own Andy
Grand carrying out the Championship Control role ensuring everyone had
the maximum amount of competition.
Some fantastic judo and too much to record here, but memorable was
Darren Dean winning is 20th national title and his 29th medal , achievements
that got him the player of the day award.
Gary Cole our European champion continued to blaze a trail through medals
winning the under 66 kilo and a silver in the where he unfortunately had to
curtail his contest due to injury which did not allow him to continue to compete.
Great to see was former British Police Champion andPolice internationaljudo
player John Ellis refereeing for the first time and successfully passing his
National C Award, hopefully a trend others will considerfollowing.
It would be great to see even more competitors please remember this event
is open to serving Police Officers , Retired officers, Police Support Staff ,
Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers of all judo grades
from novice to black belts including veterans and masters categories ,
so if you did not know of this friendly and unique event
and want to know more then email PAAJudo@aol.com
for details of all Judo has to offer including judo courses with a great social
sideandjudo gradings from novice to 5th dan.
Congratulations to the new 2015/16 National SquadThe full results will be published separately, next years event will be hosted byDyfed Powys Police - 10th Sept 2016Chris Hunt Director of Coaching and Examiners.

November Training and Coach Revalidation Weekend
Friday 27th - Sunday 29th November

Guest coach for our November technical weekend in Cardiff will be Juergen Klinger 7th Dan olympic coach to Frank Winiker Olympic gold medalist, and currently the high performance coach at University of Bath High Performance centre. Juergen is highly respected throughout international judo and is keenly sought after to teach at the top seminars . Andy Moss will shortly be sending you all the details for the weekend . Please ensure you book early this is going to be a great weekend as we have the Austrian and Dutch Police teams over as well , we look forward to seeing all the new squad in attendance ...This will be a BJA Licensed Coach Revalidation event.This event is suitable for players of all standards and coaches , please show your support.
Chris Hunt Director of Coaching and Examiners

 

 17th July 2014

It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Duncan Jones who many of you will know well , collapsed and died last night Wednesday 16th July 2014 at his club,

Duncan was a British Police Champion and Police international judoka having represented Great Britain at the Paris European Judo Championships in 2011.

We send sincere condolences to his family at this very sad time, we will advise further details re funeral etc as we learn of them, I know your thoughts will be with Duncan's loved ones.
Chris Hunt
PSUK National Committee.
 

 

 

 

 

 

PSUK members recognised at BJA Annual Awards

 The British Judo Association annual awards ceremony was held on 17th November 2013 and seeks to recognise BJA members that have contributed to the sport over the previous 12 months. Nominations are given by members and then voted for in categories such as player of the year, coach of the year and referee of the year.

At this year's ceremony, three PSUK members were recognised for their achievements. Jill West (retired) of Nottinghamshire police received the gold award as event volunteer of the year. Jill was well known in PSUK circles and ran the national championships for a number of years. Also recognised were Paul and Nicky Sexton of Hampshire Police, regular attendees at the PSUK Championships, who were presented the bronze award in the Official of the Year category.

                                                   Congratulations to all concerned

 


 

                      British Open Masters Judo Championship 
Saturday 21st September 2013

Report by Chris Hunt PSUK Director of Coaching

PSUK Judo was well represented at the BJA British Open Masters Championship on
Saturday 21st September 2013, held at Kiddiminster this event attracted a
large entry right across the age range. This was a self entry event and with
our National Championships only the week before all credit must be given to
those PSUK players who found the time and effort to enter and what effort they
showed.
There were a large number of very experienced judoka taking part in
this prestigious championship with places in the British Masters Squad up for
grabs for the eventual medalists. Some of the best ippon throws came from
our players with Darren Dean, Jason Moore and Marcus Littlejohn leading the
way. Hope to see you all at our November Training Weekend


Results for PSUK Competitors
M2 U90k Jason Moore Gold
M3 U 100k Neil Langworthy Gold
M3 U 81k Darren Dean Gold
M3 Under 100k Duncan Jones Silver
M5 U100k Stewart Hyde Bronze
M o100k John Ellis Bronze
 Dan Grade Open Marcus Littlejohn Bronze

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PSUK Team Selections for Dutch Police Match in Holland

15th-17th November 2013


SIAN WILSON
GARY COLE
GARY LIDDLE
JAMES STRINGER
FRASER MENZIES
JASON MOORE
MARK MONTROSE
GAVIN MCNEILL

TEAM MANAGER/COACHES WILL BE ANDY MOSS & DARREN DEAN

 

  

 

                                                       PSUK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 

The 2013 PSUK national judo championships were hosted by Lancashire Constabulary at Ribby Hall Village near Blackpool on Saturday 14th September. The event catered for 23 different categories from Kyu grades to masters and each separate category was well contested. There were 18 different winners across the groups. Full results are shown on the website and BJA website.

The tournament was run by Andy Grand (Surrey) ably assisted by the referee in charge, Graham Bayley. All of the officials attending were of the highest calibre and the event passed off smoothly.

As always the judo was of the highest calibre with 93 competitors from 19 separate police Forces including, for the very first time, the united Police Scotland. Making a welcome return to PSUK judo were Wiltshire, Merseyside and PSNI. The event had two 6th Dan's competing as well as a number of third and fourth Dans. Where else would you see so many high grades on the mat?

Undoubtedly the fight that generated most excitement occurred in the open weight category where Gary Cole (Dyfed Powys) fought John Ellis (West Midlands) in the semi-final. Gary was the lightest player on the day and John the heaviest so this really was David v Goliath. Gary fought valiantly but was eventually overcome by big John. What was really excellent was the sportsmanship then shown by John as he applauded Gary on the mat and also later on at the presentation dinner, a true gentleman respecting the ethos of Police Sport and judo.

For his efforts in this, and after winning all his other fights by ippon on the day as well as achieving his second Dan, Gary Cole was awarded the Brian Rollings Cup for the player of the day. Other notable achievements were Dan Sallmon (West Midlands) achieving 50 points all by ippon for his second Dan and Mark Montrose (GMP) achieving sufficient points for his promotion also.

John Cuthbertson (Lancashire) suffered a significant injury when he dislocated his knee in his last fight. This was the only blight on an excellent event but John, in true PSUK style, made it back for the meal. John and his wife Tracy, deserve credit for the organisation of an excellent competition in great surrounding.

The 2014 championships will be held in Edinburgh and hosted by Police Scotland on 13th September. I am sure Colin Aitken stated we will see men in kilts and free whiskey. This will be a superb event and will need our full support. A toast: to good judo, good friends and a good time. See you all in Scotland!

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WORLD POLICE & FIRE GAMES CHAMPION 

- CONGRATULATIONS

JASON MOORE 

 

 READ THE FULL REPORT HERE : wpfg REPORT 2013

 

 7 PLAYERS FROM GREAT BRITAIN TOOK PART IN THE PRESTIGIOUS W.P.F.G CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN BELFAST ,NORTHERN IRELAND.

                                                              JASON MOORE- GOLD 

                                                               STUART HYDE- SILVER

                                              GAVIN MCNEILL , JOHN ELLIS, DUNCAN JONES - 5TH PLACES

                                              SAEED IQBAL & MARK MONTROSE-  UNPLACED

 

 

 


   


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 Following on from the  successful training weekend in Cardiff,  the next training weekend will take place on the 23rd-25th March 2012 at Avon & Somerset Police HQ , Portishead nr Bristol.

full details to be circulated shortly.

 

PSUK members at guests at the Welsh Instuitute of Sport , Cardiff Nov 2011

click here to read report


REPORT ON

NETHERLANDS & BRITISH POLICE SQUAD

TRAINING CAMP & MATCH

 ON 28/30TH OCT 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from Jason Moore: PSUK Strength & Conditioning Director:

Please see below for link to  website  which provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List via an easy to use search engine. I think this would be handy for PSUK players to check their medications and/or supplements to keep them out of bother.

http://www.globaldro.com/

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** CHRIS AWARDED 7TH DAN BY BARBADOS JUDO ASSOCIATION**

 

 

 On a recent visit to Barbados, Chris was honoured to receive his 7th Dan in recognition for his support in the development of Judo in Barbados over the last 20 years. Chris received his grade from Barbados President Hoskins Caddle 6th Dan ( pictured right) and National Coach Ian Weithers 5th Dan ( pictured left)

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                                             PSUK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

NEWQUAY , CORNWALL

Massive thanks to Lauren and Lee Holley for hosting a brilliant championships .

For the first time , the event was held in Cornwall with  Newquay proving  to be a popular venue with 93 competitors from 22 forces taking part.

The Great Western Hotel, provided the competitors with a lovely venue with a fabulous view , and   Tretharras Leisure Centre , Newquay pulled out all the stops to ensure the competition venue was first class, and the officials team provided a professional service.

The judo as always was fought with great spirit , with some fantastic ippon throws, Neil Read provided the crowd with an entertaining contest coming back from a wazari down to throw his opponent for a huge Ippon in the last second of the contest.   A first for PSUK judo was a father and son final from Russell and Chris Lamb  in the mens kyu grade open , with Russell taking the Gold in a tense match.

Devon and Cornwall acting Chief Constable  Shaun Sawyer attended the finals and saw some great action including Devon and Cornwall officer Lee Holley win Gold in the u81 category and Player of the Day Award.  Mr Sawyer has agreed to become the new chairman of PSUK Judo , Wrestling and Weight Lifting sections, and we are very greatful for his support.

PSUK Judo welcome   ACPO Serving or Retired officers, PCSO's,  British Transport Police , Police Staff and Special Constables , to take part in the championships and also training weekends, gradings, Regional and International Championships.   We currently have some squad places available in the LADIES section and would like to hear from any eligible Ladies who are interested in representing PSUK Judo.

 

PSUK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2010 ABERDEEN:  

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USPE Judo Championships 2011

                                Paris 13th to 16th May 2011

 

 

  Paris saw the location for the 16th USPE European Judo Championships , although the number of countries competing was down from previous years the standard of judo was certainly not with many competitors having competed in Olympic, World and European championships, for example Lucie Decosse of France the current world number one competing for European Police titles.

 The championships was staged at the impressive HQ of the French Judo Federation with four mat areas and a large warm up area, the British Police team lead by

          PSUK Chairman:  Cheshire  DCC   Graham Gerrard, were;

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National Coaches

Chris Hunt    Devon & Cornwall - Retired, Andy Moss   Cheshire

Darren Dean  North Wales

 Ladies Team

Kate Harris   West Midlands, Lauren Holley   Devon and Cornwall

Lindsay Haggart   Surrey

Men's Team

Gary Cole   Dyfed Powys , Gary Liddle   Surrey

Stuart Harris   West Midlands , Lee Holley   Devon and Cornwall

Jason Moore   Grampian , Duncan Jones    West Mercia

Gavin McNeil   Lothian and Borders 

The team had been preparing for this event over the past year and were ready for the challenges they were to meet; unfortunately no medals were won however Jason, Kate, Lauren and Gary Cole all fought for bronze medals and were unlucky not to be successful. 

The entire PSUK team were a credit, competing against police officers many of whom are fulltime judo players within their home national team and see little if none active police duty. To compete against judo players of this standard in such a competitive manner says much for each member of the team, of which the coaching team and head of delegation are very proud. 

The event finished on the Sunday evening with a dinner which saw everyone dancing into the small hours.

The team now look forward to competing in the PSUK National Championships in September at Guildford.

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                                  Report of Championships 2nd October 2010

Grampian Police kindly hosted the 2010 PSUK National Judo Championships at Aberdeen.  After an initial slow entry thought to be due to the current economical situation some eighty five competitors made up an exciting and memorable event.  Jason Moore one of PSUK Judo elite players lead the organising committee and achieved a magnificent result in putting on this championship, competitors were accommodated at the Double Trees Hilton Hotel which was very welcoming and comfortable. The judo took place in a new sports village which would be the envy of any sports association. Officials for the day lead by Andy Grand and Bill Berry for the referees ensured that the event ran smoothly with a relaxed atmosphere.

                               

  The competition saw some  judo of a very high standard  with the bulk of the contests being won by ippon, some after golden score. This years event was particularly important as the National Committee had to select the Great Britain Police Team for the UPSE championships in Paris in  May 2011. Most of the players had been preparing for this throughout 2010 by competing in Open championships within the UK, PSUK international representative matches  and PSUK training weekends

                                            

Mark Brew of Merseyside Police a veteran PSUK competitor and long time supporter of police judo was awarded the Spirit of Judo trophy for his performance during the day.The winner is chosen by the PSUK Technical Commission who had to make some hard choices as the standard and spirit of many competitors saw strong competition for this trophy.

                                 

 All enjoyed an excellent dinner on the evening at the Double Trees Hotel where they were welcomed by DCC McNabb of Grampian Police. Following the meal  speeches and medal presentations, many enjoyed the night life of Aberdeen whilst others the comfort of the hotel bar.

          

  A very memorable championship. very well organised and hosted by Grampian Police, again a very big thank you to Jason Moore and his committee.  

2011 will see PSUK Judo competing in Guildford under the invitation of Surrey Police

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Report on PSUK Training weekend and match versus Wales September 2010

 

PSUK Judo were again at Cardiff Wales for the annual fixture against the National Welsh judo team. The new Welsh Judo Centre is a superb facility and PSUK remain grateful the Welsh Judo Association for allowing use of the facilities for this annual event. In previous years the combined services have also entered a team into a three team match, however numbers of players available for the combined services team were a little limited this year, but a couple of their players made a guest appearance in the police team.

The weekend began with a Randori session on the Friday evening, always a popular session, with players being able to compete against opponents from all over the country. This weekend there were officers from Wales, Scotland, England and even Holland, about 80 judoka on the mat for the Friday session.

Saturday began with a 2 hour technical session delivered by Andrew Moshonov (6th Dan), former Russian International team member, technical director of the British Judo Association and arguably one of the finest coaches in the world. PSUK are grateful for Andrew's continued support. After a quick lunch break the team match was begun, and exciting match from start to finish with some very closely fought battles, the Welsh team being eventual winners 6 matches to 5. Click to view click here to read results

Thanks go to Wendy Allen for refereeing in such a fair and pragmatic manner.

After the team match there was another technical input from Andrew Moshonov, again well received by all present, for those with the energy left there was another randori session with an emphasis on newaza which completed the day. PSUK entertained the Welsh coaches at the holiday on Saturday evening and after a good night's rest, most players were back on the mat for a Dan grading on Sunday morning, running concurrently was a technical session by Craig Ewers, the Welsh National coach (Thanks Craig). The Dan grading was a great success with one player gaining enough points for his 2nd Dan, and was recommended for promotion. Soon after lunchtime, competitors were making their way home, some with 7 and 8 hour drives ahead of them.

A mention must also go to Lauren Slater and Lee Holley who are two of our top police judo players who were unable to attend the weekend, as they were getting married! Congratulations to them both from all at PSUK Judo.

The next events of note are the PSUK National Championships in Aberdeen 2nd October 2010 and the next training weekend, which it is hoped will be in Merseyside in March 2011.

Andy Moss

PSUK Judo secretary and National Police Coach

PSUK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  OCT 10TH 2009

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North Wales Police hosted this years championships which saw some 135 competitors throughout the various categories, first of all I must thank North Wales for a superb event in which we saw some very welcome new faces such as Gary Cole from Dyfed Powys Police and established British Police Internationals such as Jason More from Grampian Police performing some great judo with big ippon wins. It is always difficult to single out competitors for mention, but brother and sister Stuart and Kate Harris from West Midlands Police were outstanding in the approach and competent manner throughout the championship wining their respective titles with quality judo.

Andy Grand supported by a great team of officials ensured that the event ran very smoothly and finished in good time, my thanks to Andy and all those who officiated in particular Graham and Anne Bayley and our own Jill West.

Andy has now joined the PSUK technical commission in his role as the PSUK Tournament Director and will work with myself as Chairman, Director of Coaching and Examiners and National Coach, Matt Clempner National Coach, ,Andy Moss National Secretary and National Coach and Darren Dean National Coach, this commission has responsibility for all technical matters and is separate to the National Committee which has myself and Matt as the Judo representatives and Andy as National Secretary and committee member 

Projected events were outlined at the dinner and details will be found in due course on the website so please keep looking at this.

We need to recruit new and particularly young members for the British Police Judo squad, we value all our members but for the future of police judo we need to keep the flow of young players coming so I would ask you all to search among your force and identify players of all ages who would enjoy our championship and the events we run any queries please contact me via the website.

We have are sending a British Police team to Paris to compete in a regional championship in November this will be led by Matt Clempner and we have our training and technical weekend on 4/5/6th December in Cardiff I have asked Andrew Moshinov to be our guest coach and Andy Moss will be circulating the details to you shortly, I look forward to seeing as many as possible of you there.

 Chris Hunt

PSUK Director of Coaching and Examiners and National Coach.

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Police Players from all over the UK excel  

                                          at British Masters Championships

   A great result for the  6  players who entered the BJA GB Masters Championships held in Essex on the 3rd October.

                          

 

                  

 

Gold : Neil Langworthy -          Suffolk Police  35-39 yrs

 

 

              Silver : Jason Moore                Grampian Police  30-35 yrs
                          Gary Liddle                  Surrey Police  30-35 yrs
                          Derek McCutcheon      B.T.P           45-49 yrs

    Bronze:  Steve Organ           Gloucestershire Police  40-44 yrs
                  Andy Way            Hampshire  Police        30-34 yrs

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Competition Results

Neil Adams Classic:

Silver : Jason Moore

**Jason  also gained the final points for his 4th Dan.**

 

Salisbury Open:

Gold : Kate Harris

Bronze: Andy Way

British Open

7th Place: John Ellis

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       XVI INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 " VILLA DE VALDEMORO

 Madrid on the 9th May  

Between the 8th and 10th May 2009 PSUK Judo sent a team to compete in the 16th International Championship of Valdermoro. Valdermoro is a town 20km South of Madrid in Spain. The PSUK team was as follows:

Andy Moss - Cheshire - Coach
John Ellis - West Midlands - Over 90kg
Stuart Harris - West Midlands - Under 73kg
Gavin McNeil - Lothian and Borders - Over 90kg
Mark Brew - Merseyside - Over 90kg
Jethro Christie - North Wales - Over 90kg
Jason Moore - Grampian - Under 90kg
Lee Holley - Devon and Cornwall - Under 81kg
Gary Liddle - Surrey - Under 66kg
Lauren Slater - West Yorkshire - Under 70kg


Friday 8th May - The team travelled from Liverpool airport to Madrid
Barajas airport, and after an interesting journey, including a number of changes of trains, arrived at Valdemoro in time for an evening meal and some light refreshment.

Saturday 9th May -With the weigh in taking place at 4pm, this left some time for those still to make their weight to do so. Some of the party enjoyed joining in the traditional "running with the bulls" through the streets of the town concluding in the bull ring.

With all the PSUK team having successfully made their weights, the competition began at 5pm. With 4 mats in use the tournament ran till around 10pm. There were teams from Portugal, Andora, France, Guardia Civil,National Spanish Police, Italy and other Spanish Club teams. Several
Interantional Players were present and the standard was high.

All the PSUK team performed well and with 9 competing a medal haul of 7 was
an excellent result.

Gold - John Ellis over 90kg
Gold - Lauren Slater under 70kg
Silver - Gavin McNeil over 90kg
Silver - Lauren Slater over 70kg
Silver - Jason Moore under 90kg
Silver - Stuart Harris under 73kg
Silver - Gary Liddle under 66kg

Lee Holley was unlucky not to progress form his pool with a win and a loss as was Mark Brew, again with a win and a loss.

After the medal presentation, the team joined the French Team for an evening meal and then joined in with the local festivities with their Spanish hosts. A jubilant team returned on the Sunday afternoon, with a formal invitation from the Spanish to return the following year. The French
coach has also offered an invitation to a select PSUK team to compete in an International event in Paris in November 2009.

Thanks for those who fought and the effort the put in the training, and for portraying such a professional example to our Spanish hosts and the other teams present.


Andy Moss
PSUK National Coach.

More photos in gallery !


                                                         

Congratulations to

Gary Liddle- Surrey Police

 

 
Winner Surrey County Trials U66k
 
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Congratulations to the Surrey Officers who recently passed their gradings:
 

 

Richard GRIFFIN from novice to 6th kyu
Simon PROCTOR 6th to 5th Kyu
Conor NIXON 5th to 4th Kyu
Neil D'AURIA 5th to 4th kyu

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 PSUK JUDO TRAINING/TECNHICAL  WEEKEND

 

13th-15th MARCH-   WAKEFIELD

( More Photos in gallery)

  

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We held our spring technical weekend at the West Yorkshire Police Training School Bishopgarth Wakefield . The event  was as always, very well attended.

 The delegates were treated to a coaching experience which will not be bettered anywhere in the UK. Our guest coaches of Andrew Moshinov 6th Dan -  BJA Technical Director and Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki  8th Dan - former World Champion and one of the finest Ne-Waza specialists in the world.

 Both  gave coaching inputs which impressed all present and left food for thought for some time to come. The skill levels of both these coaches is amazing.

 Mr Kashiwazaki had brought four students with him giving many British players their first opportunity to train with Japanese players and experience a different practise.

 The Sunday morning session was taken by Chris Hunt and Darren Dean, this session tends to be the " grave yard shift' with many players too tired or injured to take part or preferring to home. I intend at our next weekend to discuss with all of you the benefits or not, of having this Sunday morning session, in the mean time I would appreciate any comments from you via this website. This is your weekend so please tell me what you would like.

 Can I formally thank Lauren Slater and Lee Holley, together with Paul Johnson and his North Yorkshire colleagues for supplying, laying and transporting the mats,  without this type of support PSUK would not be able to run these events.

 Also my thanks to Andy Moss for once again arranging a very successful weekend.

 Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing you at Deeside for the National Championships.

 Kind Regards

 Chris

 Chris Hunt

Director of Coaching and Examiners

 

 

 

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Kate wins Northern Home Counties  Open !

 

Congratulations to Kate Haris on her recent Gold at the NHC Open

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27.1.09

Congratulations to Kate Harris on winning the Silver Medal at the North West Open

 

 Congratulations to PSUK Championship Controller

Andy Grand of Surrey Police  on being awarded his 4th Dan !

 

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**Congratulations **


Conr Nixon and Neil D'Auria - 5th kyu

Simon Procter - 6th kyu

Grading held at Surrey Police JC Wed 17/12/08

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Appointment 

Dr Andrew Moshinov 6th Dan as Hon. National Coach

 It with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Dr Andrew Moshinov Technical Director to the British Judo Association has agreed to accept the position of Honorary National Coach to PSUK Judo. Andrew is a truly internationally acknowledged coach he is hugely respected in his Russian homeland and his previous appointments include national coach to China and Taiwan.

 Andrew accepted this position on Saturday 13th December 2008 following his technical presentation to PSUK members at Decembers Technical Course at Bramshill Police College.

 Andrews joins a distinguished group of PSUK Honorary National Coaches, namely Alan Petherbridge MBE 9th Dan, Tony Sweeney 9th Dan, Neil Adams MBE 8th Dan, Richard Barraclough 8th Dan and Steve Pullen MBE 6th Dan.

 PSUK look forward to working with Andrew and all PSUK members benefiting from the technical skills and support his appointment brings to police judo.

 Chris Hunt

Director of PSUK Judo Coaching

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following a request for a members forum page, this has now been added to the site.
It is password protected for PSUK Members onlys. Please obtain password from the PSUK Facebook site or just email  us through the contact page on this site to obtain.
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Welsh Open Judo Championships 2008

 

The following PSUK squad members competed in the Welsh Open on Sunday 5th October 2008; this was a very hard event with an entry in excess of 180 players, meaning that several categories had around 20 competitors. All our players excelled winning several contests each by ippon by big throws, Stuart Harris and Lauren Slater lost for bronze medals and others could have also made it to the medal fights.

 All our players showed that they can compete with the best Britain has to offer and showed a very high standard of contest judo, looking at the entries it was not possible to predict the eventual medallists.

 Well done to you all.

 

Stuart Harris under 73K

Kate Harris under 70k

Jason Moore under 90 k

Lee Holley under 81k

Lauren Slater under 70k

 

Chris Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Report  re PSUK Judo Championships 2008
 
 
Hosted by Merseyside Police over the 5th to 7th September some 107 competitors competed at the IM Marsh University Campus, as always some excellent judo was seen particularly from Duncan Jones West Mercia Police who at his first championships won the over 100k in the Open and Veterans categories also from Sam Delahay Avon and Somerset and Jason Moore Grampian Police both in the Under 90 kilo Open category who eventually met in the final with Sam taking that title plus  the Open category. Other very promising new comers were Stuart Harris West Midlands under 73 kilos and  Kate Harris West Midlands  under 70 kilos.
Jason Moore was the referees choice for player of the day receiving the award at the presentation dinner which  was held at Adelphi Hotel where all were  accommodated  I am sure all will long remember the experience. Acting Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard  Cheshire Police who has recently taken the  chair of PSUK Judo attended the event  making a memorable speech at  the dinner , promising to try judo at his local club with Andy Moss.
 
PSUK Judo are very grateful to Mark Brew and Les Mercer  and their team for organising a superb event and making all so very welcome.
 
Results of PSUK Judo Championships 2008

Chris Hunt

RESULTS OF PSUK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

LIVERPOOL  6TH SEPT 2008

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17th June 08

Please see latest news page for the latest info on Gradings/Coaching/Training

 

British Police Team Competing at National Team Championships

Kendal June 08

 

 

 

 

 

New BJA Mon and Kyu Grade Scheme

latest information:

click  to download  Frequently Asked Questions Mon/Kyu Scheme

 

Welsh Open Judo Championships 2008

 

The following PSUK squad members competed in the Welsh Open on Sunday 5th October 2008; this was a very hard event with an entry in excess of 180 players, meaning that several categories had around 20 competitors. All our players excelled winning several contests each by ippon by big throws, Stuart Harris and Lauren Slater lost for bronze medals and others could have also made it to the medal fights.

 All our players showed that they can compete with the best Britain has to offer and showed a very high standard of contest judo, looking at the entries it was not possible to predict the eventual medallists.

 Well done to you all.

 

Stuart Harris under 73K

Kate Harris under 70k

Jason Moore under 90 k

Lee Holley under 81k

Lauren Slater under 70k

 

Chris Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Report  re PSUK Judo Championships 2008
 
 
Hosted by Merseyside Police over the 5th to 7th September some 107 competitors competed at the IM Marsh University Campus, as always some excellent judo was seen particularly from Duncan Jones West Mercia Police who at his first championships won the over 100k in the Open and Veterans categories also from Sam Delahay Avon and Somerset and Jason Moore Grampian Police both in the Under 90 kilo Open category who eventually met in the final with Sam taking that title plus  the Open category. Other very promising new comers were Stuart Harris West Midlands under 73 kilos and  Kate Harris West Midlands  under 70 kilos.
Jason Moore was the referees choice for player of the day receiving the award at the presentation dinner which  was held at Adelphi Hotel where all were  accommodated  I am sure all will long remember the experience. Acting Chief Constable Graeme Gerrard  Cheshire Police who has recently taken the  chair of PSUK Judo attended the event  making a memorable speech at  the dinner , promising to try judo at his local club with Andy Moss.
 
PSUK Judo are very grateful to Mark Brew and Les Mercer  and their team for organising a superb event and making all so very welcome.
 
Results of PSUK Judo Championships 2008

Chris Hunt

RESULTS OF PSUK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

LIVERPOOL  6TH SEPT 2008

Click here to download

  

17th June 08

Please see latest news page for the latest info on Gradings/Coaching/Training

 

British Police Team Competing at National Team Championships

Kendal June 08

 

 

 

 

 

New BJA Mon and Kyu Grade Scheme

latest information:

click  to download  Frequently Asked Questions Mon/Kyu Scheme

 

 

   








 

 





 

 

PSUK Judo Technical Course Bramshill College

11th to 14th December 2008 

We held our winter technical course at the excellent facilities of Bramshill Police College this is the second time we have used this venue which offered the highest standard of accommodation, food and sports hall. Over seventy judoka came together, 24 of who are coaches to enjoy a great weekend of judo. Our guest coach was Dr Andrew Moshinov 6th Dan the British Judo Association Technical Director who impressed everyone with his high skill level and in depth knowledge of judo technique, this together with his relaxed coaching style produced an extremely enjoyable and informative session. 

Andrew has honoured PSUK Judo by agreeing to take up the position of Honorary National Coach to PSUK Judo (see separate report on PSUK website). We all look forward to working with and benefiting from Andrews appointment.

 Additional technical sessions were given by Chris Hunt on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning accompanied by Andy Moss, Saturday also saw an informal team match between police players giving Chris and Andy the opportunity to see current form, this was a useful exercise. Many thanks to Graham Bailey for his refereeing support .

Players enjoyed periods of randori over the weekend and there was the opportunity to grade up to 5th Dan, the grading was not heavily supported, could I remind players that this is an excellent chance to obtain points for promotion against players of similar standard, particularly for our veteran and master players.

 We are currently planning our calendar for 2009 dates need to be confirmed but to give you an idea:

      ·        March 09 PSUK Weekend at Welsh Institute of Sport Cardiff

·        May 09 Training visit to Alicante, Spain (Chris has received an invite to bring players over) for squad ones and twos, possibility of others attending on self financing basis.

·        Training Camp possibly Bath Uni prior to National Team Championships

·         National Teams participation

·        9th to 11th September 2008 National Championships North Wales, more details later in the New Year. 

Many thanks to Andy Grand, Gary Liddle, Richard Stothard and Rob Dodson for their help in arranging this weekend, particularly for supplying and laying the mat.

 Also a big thank you to Andy Moss for organising the weekend, never an easy task. 

Can I wish all PSUK Judo members and our supporters a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

 Chris Hunt

Director of Coaching and Examiners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November Training weekend and matches v Team Bath and Budokwai

 Police Sport UK Judo held another successful weekend at NPIA Bramshill, Hampshire between the 16th and 18th November 2007.

 Bramshill is a new venue for PSUK Judo, and the staff there made every effort to ensure that all delegates were most comfortable and afforded the highest levels of facilities. It is hoped that the venue can be used for future training weekends. There were 93 delegates in total with 54 of those being accommodated in the lovely refurbished en suite facilities.

 Friday evening saw the traditional hour and a half of randori, mostly attended by the residential delegates; this was followed by a buffet and drinks in the Green Ride bar.

 On Saturday PSUK were able to attract Andrew Moshinov British Judo Association Technical Director as the guest coach for the weekend. Andrew has the highest credentials as a coach and delivered a number of new and exciting inputs ranging from a variety of newaza escape techniques to combination attacks for more advanced players. The feedback on his training input was extremely positive and our thanks go to Andrew for taking the time to pass on his knowledge and experience.

 Following Andrew's session was a very exciting three way team match between GB Police, Bath University and the Budokwai. These were three very different teams, the police fielding a slightly depleted team with only one member of the team that fought in Moscow recently. The university team was packed with young exciting talent which will represent the future of judo in the country and the Budokwai fielded a very experienced team packed with current and former international players.

 Bath took on the Budokwai in the first match; winners shown in bold (some players having two fights)

 Bath                                                                                         Budokwai

 Andy Burns                           -100                                         Ian Bailey

Adam Hall                                -90                                         Winston Gordon

Jason Parsons                       -81                                        James Gilmore

Eduardo Leona                       -81                                        Simon Childs

Dylan Cave                              -73                                        Junior Morrison

Markus Moser                       -66                                          Ali Sakhaiy

Andy Burns                           -100                                        Guido Lang

Adam Hall                              -90                                          Spiro Tomasevic

Jason Parsons                     -81                                         Ian Walker

Mathew Hucker                      -73                                          Junior Morrison

 

Budokwai winning by 49 points to 40.

Police                                                                                      Bath

 Jethroe Christie                              -100                             Adam Hall

Andy Way                                          -100                             Andy Burns  

Gary Evans                                         -81                             Eduardo Leona

Neil Read                                           -73                              Dylan Cave

Brett Mankee                                     -81                             Jason Parsons

Tom Evans                                          -73                             Mathew Maddison

Keith Harbottle                                   -66                             Markus Moser

Lee Holley                                          -90                               Adam Hall

Jethroe Christie                                 -100                           Andy Burns

Maz Angelano                                    -90                             Eduardo Leona

Lauren Slater                                    -70                              Mahan Cluths

 

Bath winning 75 to 23

 Police                                                                                         Budokwai

 Jethroe Christie                                 -100                             Spiro Tomasevic                   

Neil Read                                             -73                               Junior Morrison

Andy Way                                           -100                             Ian Bailey

Lee Holley                                           -90                               Winston Gordon

Maz Angelano                                    -90                               Simon Childs

Brett Mankee                                       -81                               Ian Walker

Gary Evans                                          -81                               James Gilmore

Keith Harbottle                                   -66                               Junior Morrison

Jethroe Christie                                +100                            Guido Lang

Tom Evans                                          -73                               Junior Morrison

 Budokwai winning 55 to 33

 The contests were fought in a great spirit and the police physio was kept busy as there were a couple of minor injuries. It was refreshing to see some high levels of skillful and technical judo in a team match. PSUK are grateful to both Team Bath and the Budokwai for continuing their close association with Police judo, it is hoped this will continue long into the future. Thanks to Norito Katabuchi and Yuko Nakano from Bath University and Tony Sweeney from the Budokwai.

 As well as being a revalidation for BJA coaches, the weekend also provided an opportunity for players to take part in a promotion examination. With several Senior examiners present it possible to grade up to 5th Dan. Present on the mat were two 9th Dans Mr Tony Sweeney and Mr Alan Petherbridge MBE who are strong supporters of police judo, both Tony and Alan are Honorary Police National Coaches with a very impressive competition history having represented Great Britain in the 1964 Olympic Games where Alan had been the team captain, PSUK Judo were able to have three 6th Dans Chris Hunt, Ian Carter and Matthew Clempner, also on the mat, a credit to police judo that so many high grades were present.

 PSUK also provide a sports masseuse, Jan Lawry who was kept busy for almost all of Saturday as delegates took advantage of her skills, it hoped Jan will attend future PSUK judo events. This will provide support for our physiotherapist Lloyd Nicholson.

 The next PSUK judo weekend will be in either late march or early April 2008, a venue and date has not yet been agreed.

   



Congratulations to Jason Moore

who during November has won two National titles !

Gold in the Scottish Championships

&

Gold in the Irish Open Championships

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Congratulations to Gavin McNeill 

 Bronze Medallist in the Scottish Championships

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British Police European Champion Awarded 5th Dan

Congratulations to Rachel Wilding on her recent promotion to 5th Dan!
    

 

   








 

 







You may be aware that Steve Pullen from the North West area is campaigning to become a member o the BJA board of directors. Many of you will be aware that Steve has long been a great supporter of police judo and has on many occasions attended PSUK judo weekends, along with members of his university team.

Steve has a very "say it, as you mean it" approach to speaking to people, a characteristic which I find most helpful and missing from many people who find themselves in influential positions. Steve would be an asset to the BJA on the board of directors.

Another supporter of PSUK Judo is Mike Callan, who is the director of coaching for Team Bath, with whom we have a very close association. Mike was kind enough to assist in our preparation for the USPE Judo Championships in 2007, when our squad were allowed unlimited access to facilities at Bath University. He also arranged top class coaching and randori for our players.

If you are in a position to influence voting for the vacancies on the board of directors on the BJA, can I ask you consider Steve and Mike as really excellent candidates and vote for them in the forthcoming ballot.

regards

Andy Moss

 

 

 

 

 

 

pdate following  Directors of Examiners meeting 31st May 2008

This was held at High Wycombe and attended by representatives of the majority of the regional areas and national bodies; there are a few changes which you might like to know about.

 One of the major changes is the make up of the commission , all Directors of Examiners are now members of the promotions commission, contained within this is a working group of Roy Inman Dave Horton Jones and Derek Hopkins who will carryout the day to day work and present proposals to the commission before being submitted to the Board of Directors, so please let me have any comments via the website email that you have on the current promotion structures and I will ensure that these are fed to the working group and members of the commission.

 New Dan Grade certificates are being prepared and it is intended that a hard copy of the BJA Dan Grade register will be made available; I suspect that this will always be slightly out of date due to the regular promotions that take place. Any one who has not yet asked to have their Dan Grade entered on the PSUK website should send your details to us via the web site email, we need your name, current grade  plus date of last promotion.

 The technical grading system for juniors and Kyu grades has now started , there will be a review in November this year so please let me have your thoughts, experiences etc in order that I can help make the system as good as it can be for you the coaches to operate.

 

For those who feel that they would like some training in the technical systems courses are to be held throughout the UK, PSUK will be involved in this, the revalidation courses that we currently run will have to include two hours on the technical grading systems we will be including this in our autumn course ( date and venue to be decided) this will be presented by myself and Darren who as you know is a member of PSUK Technical, Commission and Director of Examiners for Wales, probably we will use the Sunday morning of the course to run these. Further more detailed courses can be arranged if there is sufficient interest. Again please let me know.

 The High Grade review for promotions to 6th Dan and above are automatically reviewed by Dave Horton Jones and Roy Inman anyone of 5th Dan or above who is due to be eligible for promotion should complete a judo CV on their activity since last promotion and send it to Dave Horton Jones, his contact details re on the BJA website, please give me call with any queries you may have. ( 07795044439)

 For those who are looking for a technical Dan Grade and wish to be examined please contact me and I will arrange your examination at our next weekend course, if you require some training on the Technical Dan Grade syllabus again let me know and I will arrange a course at a suitable venue for the applicants.

 All gradings involving four or more clubs will be licensed in the future, fortunately there will be no fee, all competitive gradings will also be licensed.

New BJA records books are being printed and are at the proof reading stage as are stickers and Kyu grade certificates.

 That is about it further updating on the website as I learn more.

 High Quality Randori,

 Please remember all PSUK players are guaranteed a warm welcome at the high quality practises at Bath University Mondays and Thursdays 8pm start (no mat fee) coaches Juergen Klinger 6th Dan Mike Callan 6th Dan and Patrick Roux 6th Dan or at the Welsh Institute of Sport Cardiff Coach Neil Adams 7th Dan (£2 mat fee half of which goes to a judo charity) starts at 7pm, I appreciate for many of you these are too far to travel in an evening but for those who live an hour to two hours away it is well worth the trip, let me know if you intend to attend as I am often there with players.

 Next PSUK Judo Weekend

 We will let you know the date and venue as soon as this has been firmed up,

 National Championships 5th to 7th September 2008 Merseyside the entry forms etc have been circulated, if you have not had any these can be down loaded from our web site Please get you entries in early to assist the organisers; I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Chris